La Maison De La Radio
La Maison De La Radio (2013)

LA MAISON DE LA RADIO is a vibrant portrait of Radio France, that nation's equivalent of NPR or the BBC. Directed by Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have), a master of the documentary genre, LA MAISON shows the day-to-day of a beloved… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 2014
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"La Maison de la Radio" gives us the pleasant experience of hanging out with people who truly love their work.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Access does not guarantee insight.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There is a resemblance between "La Maison de la Radio" and tuning in to a public radio station: You may not know what you're going to get, but there's a pretty good chance it will be worth your time.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This might just be the ultimate cine-snob movie: a documentary about French public broadcasting.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

As Mr. Philibert continues to pop in and out of different studios, in and out of the building, flitting from one face to the other, it feels as if he were searching for a story that never emerges.

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Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

As we watch hosts and announcers talk away on the air, the movie begins to feel like a series of communications between the speakers-and unseen millions.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

It's a film for Francophiles of the deepest dye, a grand tour of French culture and preoccupations.

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Eric Hynes
Time Out New York

Given only hints of personalities and the thinnest strands of stories, we're left with a hum of tinny snippets instead of anything that resembles the glorious noise of people putting on show after show after show.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The most memorable moments in La Maison De La Radio are purely visual, as DJs hold court from behind a stack of CDs, and broadcasters bustle their way through the curved halls.

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